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Ogden Holds Line on Taxes

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Ogden says it's bucking a trend of rising property taxes.

Ogden's Management Services Director Mark Johnson says the city will hold the line on taxes even as it beefs up the police force, hands out raises to city employees and absorbs higher fuel and fleet maintenance costs.

Johnson says Ogden hasn't raised property tax rates for more than ten years -- and in fact cut them three times.

The Utah State Tax Commission says more than a dozen cities in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah counties hiked property taxes this year.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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